Our Master of Science in Finance programme is designed to groom recent graduates to address the substantial changes in the regulatory and institutional environments faced by the finance sector today. Our curriculum leverages self-directed and experiential learning to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the industry, while instilling qualities for you to be resourceful and enterprising in exploring effective solutions.
Our full-time MSc in Finance programme is delivered intensively over 14 months and includes compulsory experiential learning. You are expected to complete 42 Modular Credits (MCs) to graduate.
You may also choose one of the following specialised tracks depending on your career objective. You will need to successfully complete at least three elective modules from the particular track to meet the specialization requirement:
Corporate Finance Track
This is designed for students who want to pursue a career in the areas of capital budgeting, project evaluation, cash management and raising of short-term and long-term capital. Students interested in this track need to have a strong understanding of accounting statements, the tools for raising funds and managing liabilities, financial forecasting, treasury functions, forecasting cash flows, and the impact of tax code on financial choices.
Investment Finance Track
This is designed for students who want to pursue a career in the markets sector, where the focus is primarily on trading and risk management of bonds, stocks, options, swaps and other such financial instruments. Students interested in this track need a thorough and mathematically sound understanding of the principles of valuation and arbitrage. You would also benefit from being able to understand and possibly implement computer models for pricing/hedging such instruments. In addition, you will need to understand the practical aspects of implementing a trading strategy, as well as the relevant institutional and regulatory framework.
If you are looking to start your career in the financial intermediation sector in the areas of banking, investment banking, insurance, and asset management, both of the above skill sets are required. You will also need to have in-depth knowledge of institutions and regulations.
To graduate from our NUS MSc in Finance programme, you must complete the programme requirements and achieve a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 3.0 (out of 5.0).
To stay and complete the programme, you must maintain a CAP of at least 3.0. In the event that you are unable to maintain a CAP of 3.0 and above, the following scenarios may occur:
- If your CAP is less than 3.0 but more than 2.5, you will receive an initial warning. This will lead to dismissal from the programme should your CAP remain below 3.0 for the third consecutive semester.
- If your CAP is 2.5 or below for two consecutive semesters, you will automatically be dropped from the programme.
A good undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Applicants in the process of earning a degree and are about to graduate are welcome to apply.
English Language Requirement
Good TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not the mother tongue or medium of prior undergraduate instruction.
The TOEFL score must be at least 260 for the computer-based test, 620 for the paper-based test and 100 for the internet-based test.
For IELTS, the overall band score must be at least 7.0.
A strong performance in the interview (conducted for shortlisted candidates only).
Although GMAT is not mandatory, a good GMAT score will strengthen your application. Candidates with good GMAT scores will be considered favourably for study awards.
We do not require you to have work experience for admission into the programme. Applicants with some postgraduate work experience are also welcome to apply.
NUS Business School
National University of Singapore
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Tel: +65 65163370